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Magnesite, the name has been in use since antiquity. It consist of Crystalline or Macrocrystalline (Sparry Type) and Microcrystalline or Cryptocrystalline Type mineral. Resources of around 13,000 Million Tons in which 93% is Sparry Magnesite & 7% Cryptocrystalline Magnesite. Around 20 Million Tons Magnesite is mined in which 85% Sparry Magnesite & 15% Cryptocrystalline Magnesite.

Magnesite, Estimated Resources of Magnesite are 13 Billion Tons, 92% of Magnesite resources accounted by 6 countries namely China 26%, North Korea 23%, Russia 21%, Slovakia 10%, Brazil 7%, Australia 5% & Others 23 countries 8%. Estimated Production of Magnesite is 8.5 Million Tons in which 49% accounted by China, 12% by Russia, 6% by Turkey, 5% by Slovakia, 5% by Austria & 23% by Other countries.

Magnesite, it is found in colors that range from white to black through shades of Grey, Red, Blue or Yellow, depending on the type and amount of impurity.


  • Animal Feed
  • Fertilizers
  • Acidity Adjustment in Agricultural soils
  • Extraction of Magnesium Metal
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Glass Flame Retardant
  • Rubber Oil Industry
  • Gas Desulphurization Paper
  • Paste Industries
  • Sugar Industry

General Information

Type of Deposit Sparry Magnesite hosted in Carbonate Rocks & Cryptocrystalline Magnesite hosted in Ultramafic rocks
Mining Starts Not Listed, Hundred of Years
Mining Location Some reserves 300 Km away from Karachi Port and some are 800 Km away from Karachi Port
Capacity Use Steel Manufacturing 70% of market, Cement Manufacturing 7% of market, Other Industries 23% of market
Reserve Million of Tons
Environmental Dec – Jan 50% less production due to Snow
Disability falling